29th May 2024 | Alps Tour Golf

Two players are tied for the lead after Round 1 at the 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar.

Roquetas de Mar, May 29th, 2024 – After the first round of the 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar, we have a very tight leaderboard. Co-leading at 5 under-par Finland’s Eemil Alajarvi and Ireland’s Paul McBride. There is a 4-way tie for 3rdplace at 4 under-par.

The first round of the 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar, a new tournament in the Alps Tour 2024 schedule, which is being held at Club de Golf Playa Serena in Almería, Spain, began this morning from Holes 1 and 10 at 8:00 a.m. local time. Players were able to compete in perfect weather conditions as it was a sunny day with light winds and a temperature around 25 °C. This allowed the players in the field to take advantage of optimal scoring opportunities.

Round 1 Player Quotes 

Eemil Alajarvi, 24, from Finland, co-leads after round 1 of the 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar with a first-round score of 5 under-par, 65. He has earned numerous top-10 finishes since he began playing on the Alps Tour but is now looking to break through and earn his first win. His best finish was a 2nd place at the 2022 Aravell Golf Open. During today’s round, Alajarvi made a total of 6 birdies and 1 bogey. After his round, Alajarvi commented on how: “It feels good to play well on the first tournament day, but tomorrow is a new day, so I have to be ready tomorrow as well.”  He added that he found: “The course is in very good condition. I played here last year on the Challenge Tour, and then there were some problems with the greens, but now those are now perfect. It plays a bit easier than last year because there is not so deep rough now than last year. On this golf course, there are a couple of difficult holes, but otherwise, the course is quite simple, so I think that the winning score will be in accordance with it.”

Ireland’s Paul McBride, 28, finds himself in the lead alongside Alajarvi after round 1 of the 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar. During today’s opening round, he shot a 5 under-par, 65 with 4 birdies and 2 bogeys on the front nine and 3 birdies on the back nine to end his round. He has earned numerous top 5 finishes since he began playing on the Alps TourMcBride’s best finish so far this season is an 18th place at the 2024 Gösser Open. After his round, McBride was extremely satisfied with the day, “I played very well today. Hit the ball very well which is key around this course, I think. I found this course feels longer than courses we’ve played in recent weeks. I think driving is important this week as you can give yourself a lot of good opportunities from the fairway.” He added that he found that: “playing this morning was good but the weather is the same tomorrow so it will probably even itself out.”When asked about the potential winning score on Friday, McBride commented: “I’m not sure what the winning score will be. It is so difficult to tell as the weather on Friday looks very windy. We will see what happens.”

Round 1 co-leader at the 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar, Paul McBride from Ireland.  Photo Credits: Alps Tour Golf/ Federico Capretti

In a 4-way tie for 3rd place with a 1st round score of 4 under-par, there is: Brandon Kewalramani from the United States of America, Spain’s Marcos Pastor, who currently holds the course record at Club de Golf Playa Serena with a 64 back in 2013 when his fellow countryman Pol Bech won the Alps Tour event which took place, Italy’s Mattia Comotti and England’s Harry Goddard.

This week’s competitors are battling for an overall prize fund of €40,000 and 45,000 Order of Merit points. The Winner of the 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar will earn €5,800.00 and 6,525 Order of Merit points.

A cut will be made after 36 holes to the top 40 players and ties. In case of a tie after 54 holes, a sudden-death play-off will determine the Winner of the 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar. 

Tournament Promoter

The 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar is promoted and organized by JGolf.

The 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar can count on the support of the joint collaboration between the Real Federación Española de Golf and the Real Federación Andaluza de Golf. It also has the support of the City Council of Roquetas de Mar, the Andalusian Government, the Consejo Superior de Deportes and Kyocera.

 

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27th May 2024 | Alps Tour Golf

We head to Spain for the 8th event of the season

Roquetas de Mar, May 27th, 2024 – After competing in Egypt, Tunisia, Italy, Austria and last week in France, the Alps Tour players move to Spain to compete in the eighth event of the 2024 season, a new tournament to our schedule, the 2024 Alps de Roquetas de MarPlaya Serena Golf, in Roquetas de Mar, Spain, will play host this week as this will be the first stop for the Alps Tour this season in Spain.

The 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar Tour Scramble Pro-Am will be held on Tuesday, 28th May, with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m.

The Field 

Six of this season’s seven winners will be present among the players competing in this week’s new event, the 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar title: France’s Aymeric Laussot, winner of the 2024 Ein Bay Open and currently 2nd in the Order of Merit rank, Spain’s Jose Antonio Sintes Navarro (am), winner of the 2024 Red Sea Little Venice Open and currently 7th in the Order of Merit rank, the winner of the 2024 New Giza Open and current leader of the Order of Merit rank, Italy’s Edoardo R Lipparelli, Italy’s Gianmaria Rean Trinchero winner of the 2024 Tunisian Alps Open and currently stands 5th in the rankings, the winner of the 2024 Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by AON Italy’sMattia Comotti who currently is 6th in the standings and the winner of the 2024 Gösser Open, Austria’s Maximilian Steinlechner who is 9th in the Order of Merit standings.

In the field, Enrico Di Nitto from Italy will also be present. He is third in the Order of Merit rank alongside France’s Benjamin Kedochim, who is fourth; Luca Galliano from Switzerland, who is eighth; and England’s Harry Goddard, who is tenth.

Alongside this season’s previous winners and the top-ranked players in the Order of Merit, there will be France’s Augustin Holé, Italy’s Manfredi Manica, and Spain’s Jose Manuel Pardo Benitez who all won on the Alps Tour during the 2023 season.

This week, 18 countries worldwide are represented in the approximate 140-player field, including Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Czech Republic, England, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, United States of America, and Venezuela.

The players will compete for an overall prize fund of €40,000 and 45,000 Order of Merit points. The Winner of the 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar will walk away with €5,800.00 and 6,525 Order of Merit points.

The 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar will be a 54-hole stroke-play event where a cut will be made after 36 holes. In case of a tie after 54 holes, a sudden-death play-off will determine the winner.

The Course

The 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar will be played at Playa Serena Golf in Roquetas de Mar, Spain, designed by Peter Allis and Ángel Gallardo. 

The course is characterized by wide fairways, nine lakes, and greens protected by carefully placed bunkers. Rated as the flattest course in Spain, it is comfortable. The main difficulty lies in the long holes and the design of the greens. In the rough and garden areas, you can find pines, eucalyptus, palm trees, olive trees, oleanders, and bougainvillea.

The players competing this week will play the course set up as a 6226 meters, Par 72 course.

Tournament Promoter

The 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar is promoted and organized by JGolf.

The 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar can count on the support of the joint collaboration between the Real Federación Española de Golf and the Real Federación Andaluza de Golf. It also has the support of the City Council of Roquetas de Mar, the Andalusian Government, the Consejo Superior de Deportes and Kyocera.

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25th May 2024 | Alps Tour Golf

Antoine Auboin from France wins the inaugural 2024 Lacanau Alps Open.

Lacanau-Océan, May 24th, 2024 – France’s Antoine Auboin wins the inaugural 2024 Lacanau Alps Open with a total score of 16 under-par. In 2nd place, fellow French player and round 2 leader Louis Darthenay only 2 strokes back. In a three-way tie for 3rd place with a three-day score of 13 under-par: England’s Mason Essam, United States of America’s Brandon Kewalramani, and Netherland’s Vince Van Veen.

The final round of the 2024 Lacanau Alps Open began at 9:17 a.m. local time from the 1st and 10th hole, and the leaders group teed off at 10:45 am local time from the 1st hole. The players competing at UGolf Lacanau disputed today’s final round under a mostly cloudy skies and a pleasant temperature.

This was the inaugural year of the 2024 Lacanau Alps Open and the first time that UGolf Lacanau hosted a professional golf tournament. UGolf Lacanau has committed to hosting the tournament for the next two years and aims to make it a long-lasting event on the Alps Tour schedule.

Final Round Player Quotes

France’s Antoine Auboin, 24, came from behind to win his 1st professional title at the inaugural 2024 Lacanau Alps Open. He moved into 3rd place after yesterday’s round 1, and today he shot a 5 under-par, 67 to conclude the tournament with a three-day total of 16 under-par. Auboin earned the French Team Championship title in 2018 and the French Men’s Championship in 2019. He’s also a member of the C&S Team. In today’s final round, he made 2 eagles, 2 birdies, and 1 bogey. He had a strong finish to today’s round, making an eagle on the 16th hole, a birdie on the 17th hole, and a par on the 18th hole. After his win, Auboin was very emotional and commented: “I had a tough start to my round today, I didn’t give myself many good birdie opportunities. I was happy to make some pars, I 3-putted on 3 but knew I was still close. I then saw my good Louis extend his lead to 4 or 5 shots, I was then able to make a good birdie on the 10th hole. Once I got to 10, I told my caddy it’s time to make a move, I was able to par until the 12th hole.  I was then able to eagle the 13th hole and par until 16. Once I got to hole 16, I told myself I needed to make a 2 or 3 and then finish birdie-birdie or try to make an eagle to have a chance. I hit a fabulous drive on the green and made the eagle putt. Then, on hole 17, I made a birdie, hitting my approach shot to less than a meter to tie Louis heading into the last hole. On the last hole, I saw my good friend Louis struggle around the green, so I just tried to make a par and knew that I could get it done.” When asked about his plans, Auboin added: “To be honest with you, this was going to be my last tournament. Now I’m not sure, I’m still not realizing what I’ve done, it’s my first professional win. The plan was to stop until at least the end of this year and then maybe start again next year on a foreign tour but so now I’m not sure what my plan is going to be. However, for right now, I want to enjoy this win with my caddy, friends, and family.” He wants to dedicate this win: “To me and my girlfriend. She was here with me the first two rounds to try and get me to enjoy the game again and get my confidence back. So, this win is also thanks to her.” 

France’s Louis Darthenay, 25, shot a final round of 1 under-par, 71 to conclude the tournament in 2nd place with a three-day total of 14 under-par. He made 4 birdies and 1 bogey on the front nine holes and then made 2 more birdies, 2 bogeys, and 1 double bogey on the back nine to conclude his round.

After the 7th event of the season, the Alps Tour Order of Merit rank has Edoardo R Lipparelli remains in the lead with 14,715.00 points. Aymeric Laussot remains in 2nd place with 12,550.50 points, and Enrico Di Nitto is in 3rd place with 11,840.25. Benjamin Kedochim is in 4th place with 10,217.25 points, and Gianmaria Rean Trinchero is in 5th place with 8,266.50.

Final Round

Antoine Auboin, winner of the 2024 Lacanau Alps Open, earned the winner’s check of €6,525.00 and 6,525 Order of Merit points.

The next event on the schedule is set for next week, from May 29th to 31st, in Spain. Players will compete in a new tournament in the 2024 schedule, the 2024 Alps de Roquetas de Mar, at Club de Golf Playa Serena in Roquetas de Mar.

Tournament Promoter

The 2024 Lacanau Alps Open is promoted directly by the golf course and is grateful for the support of the following partners: Ville De LacanauCommunaute De CommuneOffice De Tourisme Medoc AtlantiqueRegion Nouvelle AquitaineUGolfDuvalBluegreenEllipse AffichageGardengrassCutter & BuckJDG AssuranceSociété GénéraleSociété BonnefoiSyngentaSAS CostalSo BioCarrefourArrosage SystemLa CanaulaiseMazda, SIPA Automobile, Sud Ouest, Media Pub, Vittel, Carnard Duchêne, Château Argilus Du Roi, Château Pouget, Château Boyd Cantenac, Château Leoville Poyferre, La Baignoire, and Le Bistrot Du Golf. 

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24th May 2024 | Alps Tour Golf

France’s Louis Darthenay leads after Day 2 at the 2024 Lacanau Alps Open.

Lacanau-Océan, May 23rd, 2024 – After two rounds of the 2024 Lacanau Alps Open, we have a very close leaderboard. France’s Louis Darthenay moves into the lead with a two-day total of 13 under-par. Italian amateur Marco Florioli is in solo 2nd place, only 1 stroke off at 12 under par. France’s Antoine Auboin is at 11 under par. There is a 2-way tie for 4th place with Italy’s Jacopo Vecchi Fossa and Round 1 Leader, Spain’s Jose Manuel Pardo Benitez, at 10 under par.

It was a beautiful sunny day with moderate winds that welcomed the players at UGolf Lacanau in Nouvelle Aquitaine, France for the 2nd round of the inaugural 2024 Lacanau Alps Open. Play began at 7:45 a.m. local time from the 1st and 10th hole allowing the players to take advantage of perfect weather and scoring conditions.

This is the inaugural year of the 2024 Lacanau Alps Open as well as the first time that UGolf Lacanau is hosting a professional golf tournament.

Round 2 Player Quotes

France’s Louis Darthenay, 25, is in the lead after two rounds at the 2024 Lacanau Alps Open. He shot an incredible 9 under-par, 63 in today’s round 2, making 10 birdies and 1 bogey for a two-day total of 13 under-par. After his fabulous round today, Darthenay was very happy: “today was an unbelievable today, it’s a day you dream about. Everything was amazing, my birdie putts dropped and when I needed to recover those dropped also so it was cool. My iron game was very sharp too, I had a slow start to my round, but I was able to get my round going hitting some iron shots close. Overall, I’m beyond satisfied.” Darthenay added that he found the greens at UGolf Lacanau to be: “perfect this morning, the golf course and the superintendents did an incredible job. Obviously, this morning, they were perfect compared to yesterday, when I played in the afternoon, so more people walked on them. It’s really a pure joy to play this course this week.”  He went on to add that also: “the pins to be more challenging, I think you needed to be on the correct side to be able to take advantage of them as there is a lot of slopes and they are fast. I will now rest, have lunch, and get ready for tomorrow. The most important is to enjoy myself and then see what happens.” 

Italy’s Marco Florioli (am),19, concludes his round 2 of the 2024 Lacanau Alps Open in 2nd place with a total score of 12 under par. He shot a 2nd round score of 7 under-par, 65 with 1 bogey and 4 birdies on the front nine holes, and then once he made the turn, he made 4 more birdies that included 2 in a row to end his round.  Florioli was part of the Italian National Team that captured in 2022 the World Amateur Team Championships. After his 2nd round, he was satisfied: “Today my game was very similar to yesterday. The only thing that really changed was my tee shots, as today I hit a few more iron shots trying to keep it safe compared to yesterday, where I was attacking more and maybe missed a few. That, however, paid off as I was able to make a lot of birdies overall. Tomorrow I will try to go for the win, I have nothing to lose and everything to earn.” 

Antoine Auboin, 24, from France, moves into 3rd place after round 2 of the inaugural 2024 Lacanau Alps Open. He was tied for 6th place at 4 under-par after the first round of the tournament but shot an amazing 7 under-par, 65 with 8 birdies, and 1 bogey to move into 3rd place with a two-day total of 11 under-par. Auboin earned the French Team Championship title in 2018 and the French Men’s Championship in 2019. He’s also a member of the C&S Team. After his round, he commented: “I think playing this morning was a slight advantage as we had definitely less wind than yesterday afternoon. The greens were perfect this morning compared to yesterday afternoon when a lot of people had walked on them. I found it to be personally easier today compared to yesterday. “He added that he’s: “played here more than 10 years ago, and I can promise you the course wasn’t like it is today, the course is impeccable.” For tomorrow’s final round, Auboin plans to: “enjoy myself like I did the past two days and I think if you can make the putts at the right time, you should put yourself in a good position.” 

Italy’s Jacopo Vecchi Fossa, 29, who captured multiple wins on the Alps Tour over the years. He also earned the 2021 Alps Tour Order of Merit title, which allowed him to gain status on the Challenge Tour. He concludes Round 2 of the 2024 Lacanau Alps Open with a two-day total of 10 under-par and finds himself in a 2-way tie for 4th place alongside Spain’s Jose Manuel Pardo Benitez. He shot an amazing 8 under-par, 64 in today’s round with 10 birdies and 2 bogeys. After his round, he commented: “My tee shots today were very good; I also holed a lot of crucial putts from around 3 or 4 meters.”

Alongside Vecchi Fossa with a two-day total of 10 under-par, the first-round leader Spain’s Jose Manuel Pardo Benitez, 25. He is a past winner on the Alps Tour as he captured the 2023 Alps de Andalucía and is looking this week to earn his 2nd title. He shot a 3 under-par, 69 making 1 bogey on the front nine, and then once he made the turn, he made 4 birdies on the back nine to end his day.

Final Round 

A total of 47 players made the cut which was set at 141 (-3).

The Final Round of the 2024 Lacanau Alps Open will begin at 9:17 a.m. local time from the 1st and 10th hole.  The Final Pairing will tee off at 10:45 a.m. local time from the 1st hole. In case of a tie after 54 holes, a sudden-death play-off will determine the winner.

The 2024 Lacanau Alps Open winner will walk away with €6,525.00 and 6,525 Order of Merit points.

Tournament Promoter

The 2024 Lacanau Alps Open is promoted directly by the golf course and is grateful for the support of the following partners: Ville De LacanauCommunaute De CommuneOffice De Tourisme Medoc AtlantiqueRegion Nouvelle AquitaineUGolfDuvalBluegreenEllipse AffichageGardengrassCutter & BuckJDG AssuranceSociété GénéraleSociété BonnefoiSyngentaSAS CostalSo BioCarrefourArrosage SystemLa CanaulaiseMazda, SIPA Automobile, Sud Ouest, Media Pub, Vittel, Carnard Duchêne, Château Argilus Du Roi, Château Pouget, Château Boyd Cantenac, Château Leoville Poyferre, La Baignoire, and Le Bistrot Du Golf. 

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23rd May 2024 | Alps Tour Golf

Jose Manuel Pardo Benitez is in the lead after Round 1 at the 2024 Lacanau Alps Open.

Lacanau-Océan, May 22nd, 2024 – After the 1st round at the inaugural 2024 Lacanau Alps Open, we have a very tight leaderboard. Spain’s Jose Manuel Pardo Benitez leads after a bogey-free, 7 under-par, 65. In 2nd place, Italy’s Manfredi Manica is only 1 stroke back. There is a 3-way tie for 3rd place at 5 under-par that includes: England’s Ben Schmidt, Italy’s Marco Florioli (am) and Adalberto Montini.

The first round of the inaugural 2024 Lacanau Alps Open, being played at UGolf Lacanau in Nouvelle Aquitaine, France, began at 7:45 am local time from the 1st and 10th hole. For today’s round 1, players competed under mostly sunny skies, occasional rain showers, and some moderate winds.

This tournament marks the inaugural year that the 2024 Lacanau Alps Open will be contested and the first time that UGolf Lacanau is hosting a professional golf tournament.

Round 1

Jose Manuel Pardo Benitez, 25, from Spain, leads after the first round of the 2024 Lacanau Alps Open with a bogey-free, 7 under-par, 65. He made 3 birdies on the front nine holes, and after making the turn, he went on to make 4 more birdies on the back nine to conclude his day. Pardo Benitez is a past winner on the Alps Tour as he captured the 2023 Alps de Andalucía. After his opening round, he commented on how today: “My game was perfect. If I’m not mistaking, I hit 16 greens and all the fairways, really every part of my game today was on point. I think 7 under-par will put me in a good position after today’s round. In the afternoon there will be more wind so it could be tough to put together a good score.” This is the inaugural year of UGolf Lacanau hosting an Alps Tour event and Pardo Benitez, “truly likes everything about this golf course, it’s a nice course. The greens are really good, and you need to play really good golf around here if you want a good score.” He went on to add that following today’s round, he believes: “the winning 3-day total to be around 15 under-par.”  

The winner of the 2023 Aravell Golf Open by Creand, Italy’s Manfredi Manica, 28, is only 1 stroke off the 1st round lead at the 2024 Lacanau Alps Open with a round of 6 under-par, 66. He made 1 bogey on his 1st hole of the day, and then throughout his round, he made 7 birdies. Manica has been playing very solid since the beginning of the season and is looking to capture his 2nd win on the Alps TourManica shot the lowest score of the afternoon wave: “To be honest today the wind was very similar to the practice rounds today. It was very consistent, and when you are surrounded by the big trees, you need to trust yourself with the decisions you make. I believe you can score better on the back nine as there are three par5s, and the last two are reachable ones. I had an awful start to the day today, but luckily, I was able to put my round back together with a good score. I want to keep doing what I did today and hopefully with a better start to the round.” He added that he believes the winning score this week will be “16 under par.”

England’s Ben Schmidt, 21, a past winner on the Alps Tour after he earned the 2022 Castelconturbia Alps Open title, is in a 3-way tie for 3rd place after Round 1 at the 2024 Lacanau Alps Open. During today’s round, he made 3 birdies and 1 bogey on the front nine and then added 3 more birdies on the back nine to end his day for a 5 under-par, 67. Once Schmidt concluded his round, he explained how today, “I feel like I was aggressive the entire day off the tee, but I must add that I’ve been driving the ball very well lately, so that played out well today. Unfortunately, my faults I could say, the only bogey on the card which I hit a poor iron shot on the par 3, 7th hole and then I three-putted the 17th hole for a par. So apart from that, I played really well.”  It’s the inaugural year of the 2024 Lacanau Alps Open, so it’s also the first time players are competing on this golf course, Schmidt explained on how he found: “the course is a little bit fiddly, you can get in trouble easily off the tees so you need to hit good tee-shots and you’re aggressive you give yourself a lot of chances so I would say a mix of good tee-shots and good putts will make you win tournaments.”  Schmidt had an early morning tee-time today, and he believes that thanks to his tee-time, “the wind didn’t play much a factor during my round expect for a light breeze during the back nine. I feel like if the wind gets up this afternoon, it can play a part in the scoring as the trees are very tall, so it can easily swirly. I must say it was nice to get out early this morning and not get too much wind.” 

Italian amateur, Marco Florioli, 19, concludes his round 1 of the 2024 Lacanau Alps Open in a 3-way tie for 3rd place with a score of 5 under-par, 67. He was part of the Italian National Team that captured in 2022 the World Amateur Team ChampionshipsFlorioli has earned a couple of good finishes so far this season and is looking forward to trying to add another top finish here this week. He concluded last week’s event in Austria tied for 4th place. During today’s opening round, he made 1 bogey and 6 birdies throughout his day.  After his opening round, Florioli was very satisfied with his: “putting, it worked well today, that’s something that the last few competitive rounds I struggled with. The course is tricky this week, and I truly believe that tee shots are going to be key this week because once you’re in the fairways, then the approach shots are easier.” 

Italy’s Adalberto Montini, 25, is the third player in the 3-way tie for 3rd place with a first-round score of 5 under-par, 67 at the 2024 Lacanau Alps Open. During today’s round, he made 3 birdies and 1 bogey on the front nine holes, and once he made the turn, he added 4 more birdies and 1 bogey on the back nine.

The players are competing for an overall prize fund of €45,000 and 45,000 Order of Merit points. The 2024 Lacanau Alps Open winner will walk away with €6,525.00 and 6,525 Order of Merit points.

Round 2

The second round of the 2024 Lacanau Alps Open will begin again at 7:45 a.m. local time from the 1st and 10th hole. Once Round 2 is completed, a cut will be made to the top 40 players and ties. In case of a tie after 54 holes, a sudden-death play-off will determine the winner.

Round 1 leader, Jose Manuel Pardo Benitez will begin his second round of the tournament at 2:02 p.m. local time from hole 10.

Tournament Promoter

The 2024 Lacanau Alps Open is promoted directly by the golf course and is grateful for the support of the following partners: Ville De LacanauCommunaute De CommuneOffice De Tourisme Medoc AtlantiqueRegion Nouvelle AquitaineUGolfDuvalBluegreenEllipse AffichageGardengrassCutter & BuckJDG AssuranceSociété GénéraleSociété BonnefoiSyngentaSAS CostalSo BioCarrefourArrosage SystemLa CanaulaiseMazda, SIPA Automobile, Sud Ouest, Media Pub, Vittel, Carnard Duchêne, Château Argilus Du Roi, Château Pouget, Château Boyd Cantenac, Château Leoville Poyferre, La Baignoire, and Le Bistrot Du Golf. 

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20th May 2024 | Alps Tour Golf

The Alps Tour moves to France for the Inaugural Lacanau Alps Open.

Lacanau-Océan, May 20th, 2024 – The Alps Tour season continues this week as the 7th event of the season, the inaugural 2024 Lacanau Alps Open, is ready to get started on Thurday. The tournament will be played from May 23rd to May 25th, at UGolf Lacanau in Lacanau-Océan, France.

This tournament will mark the inaugural year that the 2024 Lacanau Alps Open will be contested and the first time that UGolf Lacanau will host a professional golf tournament.

On May 22nd, with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. local time, the traditional Alps Tour tour scramble pro-am, will take place with approximately 20 teams participating.

The Field 

Five of this season’s six winners will be present among a strong 144 players field competing this week for the inaugural 2024 Lacanau Alps Open title: France’s Aymeric Laussot, winner of the 2024 Ein Bay Open, Spanish amateur Jose Antonio Sintes Navarro, winner of the 2024 Red Sea Little Venice Open, Italy’s Edoardo R Lipparelli, winner of the 2024 New Giza Open, Italy’s Gianmaria Rean Trinchero, winner of the 2024 Tunisian Golf Open and Mattia Comotti from Italy, winner of the 2024 Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by AON.

Among the players scheduled to compete, Jacopo Vecchi Fossa, will also be present. He captured multiple wins on the Alps Tour over the years, as well as earning the 2021 Alps Tour Order of Merit title, which allowed him to gain status on the Challenge Tour.

The majority of the players who are currently in the top 10 of the Alps Tour Order of Merit rank will be in the field this week, with the exception of number 3, Italy’s Enrico Di Nitto.

Alongside this season’s previous winners and the top-ranked players, there will also be France’s Augustin Holé, Italy’s Manfredi Manica, and Spain’s Jose Manuel Pardo Benitez, who are all winners on the Alps Tour during the 2023 season.

This week, 17 countries are represented in the 144-player field, including Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, England, Spain, Estonia, France, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, Tunisia, USA, and Venezuela.

The players will compete for an overall prize fund of €45,000 and 45,000 Order of Merit points. The 2024 Lacanau Alps Open winner will receive €6,525.00 and 6,525 Order of Merit points.

The 2024 Lacanau Alps Open will be a 54-hole stroke-play event where a cut will be made after 36 holes. In case of a tie after 54 holes, a sudden-death play-off will determine the winner.

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The Course

The 2024 Lacanau Alps Open will be hosted at Lacanau Golf Club located in Nouvelle Aquitaine, France about 55 km West of Bordeaux. The golf course is situated in the heart of the national forest, between the lake and the ocean. The 18-hole Ardilouse course guarantees a calm change of scenery, and the diversity of its holes’ designs gives it a deserved international reputation.

The architect John Harris built it on the dunes in 1980. The course winds through the pine forest, spreading its star-shaped fairways around the Clubhouse and the Hotel on-site.

The Lacanau Golf Club course offers a unique architectural diversity that will appeal to beginners as well as the most experienced players. The preserved environment and privileged climate allow you to enjoy the facility year-round.

This week, the course will be set up as a 5934 meters, Par 72 course.

Tournament Promoter

The 2024 Lacanau Alps Open is promoted directly by the golf course and is grateful for the support of the following partners: Ville De LacanauCommunaute De CommuneOffice De Tourisme Medoc AtlantiqueRegion Nouvelle AquitaineUGolfDuvalBluegreenEllipse AffichageGardengrassCutter & BuckJDG AssuranceSociété GénéraleSociété BonnefoiSyngentaSAS CostalSo BioCarrefourArrosage SystemLa CanaulaiseMazda, SIPA Automobile, Sud Ouest, Media Pub, Vittel, Carnard Duchêne, Château Argilus Du Roi, Château Pouget, Château Boyd Cantenac, Château Leoville Poyferre, La Baignoire, and Le Bistrot Du Golf. 

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18th May 2024 | Alps Tour Golf

Maximilian Steinlechner wins the 32nd edition of the Gösser Open.  

Maria Lankowitz, May 18th, 2024- After 1 hole of a sudden-death playoff, Austria’s Maximilian Steinlechner wins the 2024 Gösser Open with a par on the 1st playoff hole. Steinlechner, alongside Spain’s Asier Aguirre Izcue, concluded their final round at Golf Club Erzherzog Johann tied for the lead and, therefore, took part in a 2-way sudden-death playoff thanks to their final score of 17 under-par. In 3rd place at 15 under-par Italy’s Enrico Di Nitto.

Round 2 of the 2024 Gösser Open, which was suspended last night for darkness at 8:23 p.m., resumed this morning at 7:00 a.m. local time. Only a few groups needed to conclude their round. Once round 2 was completed, 49 players (43 professionals and 6 amateurs) made the cut, which was set at -3 (141).

The 2024 Gösser Open’s final round, played at the beautiful Golf Club Erzherzog Johann in Maria Lankowitz, Austria, began at 9:00 a.m. local time. Players teed off from the 1st and 10th holes. The final pairing teed off from hole 1 at 10:28 a.m. local time. After a lot of rain over the last few days, players competed during today’s final round under sunny blue skies and a warm temperature.

The Gösser Open is the oldest and one of the most important tournaments on the Alps Tour schedule. This year, we celebrated its 32nd edition.

Final Round Player Quotes

Austria’s Maximilian Steinlechner, 24, wins the 2024 Gösser Open after making a par on the 1st playoff hole against Spain’s Asier Aguirre Izcue. He earned the winner’s check of €5,800.00 and 6,525 Order of Merit points. He followed his opening round of 5 under-par, with a 4 under-par in round two and an amazing 8 under-par to end the tournament at 17 under-par. Steinlechner mainly plays on the Challenge Tour, but nonetheless, he was very excited to be able to compete this week in his home country. After his win, he was very pleased as this was his first win in his home country: “So starting the third round, I knew the winning score was going to be low as the weather forecast was good. The few more putts that dropped today made the difference between me shooting 64 today and the first two rounds. In the playoff, I did the exact same thing as I did in regulation. Played my game and followed my strategy and got lucky that my opponent made a bogey while I made a solid par. It feels great to have my first win here in Austria, it’s great. I’m going to go enjoy it.” 

Brandon Kewalramani, 25, from the United States, concludes the 2024 Gösser Open tied for 18th place with a three-day score of 9 under par. However, he won the 2024 Austrian International Par 3 Championships which took place on May 14th at Golf Club Graz-Andritz St. Gotthard, which is still owned by the Murhof Gruppe, this week’s promoter. After he concluded the tournament, he commented: “I had a fabulous time playing at the 2024 Austrian International Par 3 Championships at the beginning of the week. It was run very well, and the course was in excellent shape, and I really think it got my game in a good spot for this week’s tournament. It was a challenge as there weren’t only short shots but also 130/140-meter shots.”  Kewalramani added that being from: “the United States in California, I have to say I love playing in Europe, I love traveling in Europe and I must say the Alps Tour is a great tour, it’s run incredibly well, and I love the level of competition we have each week. You must play really well all three days to have any chance of being in contention. I’m really looking forward to the next few weeks in France and Spain and the rest of the year.” 

After the sixth event of the season, the Alps Tour Order of Merit rank has Edoardo R. Lipparelli in the lead with 14,715.00 points. Aymeric Laussot stays in 2nd place with 12,001.50 points, and Enrico Di Nitto moves into 3rd place with 11,840.25.

 Final Round

Maximilian Steinlechner winner of the 2024 Gösser Open, earned the winner’s check of €5,800.00 and 6,525 Order of Merit points.

The next event on the schedule is set for next week, from May 23rd to 25th in France. Players will be heading to UGolf Lacanau in Nouvelle Aquitaine, France as they will compete in the 2024 Lacanau Alps Open.

Tournament Promoter

Murhof Gruppe promotes the sixth event of the 2024 season. The Murhof Gruppe owns more than 25 golf courses throughout Austria, including this week’s venue.

This week’s main sponsor is Gösser Beer. The main tournament partners are: Steiermark Tourismus and Region Graz. The Pro-Am Partners are: GösserSteiermärkische Sparkasse and Antenne Steiermark. The Federations that support the event are: Österreichischer Golfverband – ÖGV and Steirischer Golfverband (StGV) and the media partners are: Kleine Zeitung and GEPA Pictures.

For more information, visit the official Alps Tour website, www.alpstourgolf.com, and follow the official Alps Toursocial media handles on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
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17th May 2024 | Alps Tour Golf

Lukas Nemecz and Asier Aguirre Izcue are the Clubhouse Leaders as Round 2 is suspended at the 2024 Gösser Open.

Maria Lankowitz, May 17th, 2024- Austria’s own Lukas Nemecz and Spain’s Asier Aguirre Izcue are the current clubhouse leaders with a two-day total of 11 under-par as Round 2 was suspended at 8:23 p.m. local time due to darkness at the 2024 Gösser Open.

Round 2 of the 2024 Gösser Open began with a 2-hour delay due to unplayable course conditions after some very heavy overnight rain fell over Golf Club Erzherzog Johann in Maria Lankowitz, the tournament’s regular host. The second round officially began at 9:30 a.m. local time from the 1st and 10th hole. During the day, the players faced a mix of weather conditions, ranging from heavy rain to a blue sky, sunshine, and swirling winds. At 8:23 p.m. local time, the tournament director, Mr. Alessandro Pia, suspended play due to darkness.

Round 2 will resume at 7:00 am tomorrow morning while, the final round of the 2024 Gösser Open is expected to begin around 9:00 am. After round 2, a cut will be made to the top 40 players and ties.

Round 2 Player Quotes

Lukas Nemecz, 34, from Austria who tied for 3rd place after yesterday’s opening round, shot a 6 under-par, 66 in today’s round and is the clubhouse leader with a two-day total of 11 under-par alongside Spain’s Asier Aguirre Izcue as round 2 was suspended due to darkness.  He made 4 birdies and 1 bogey on the front nine holes and 3 birdies on the back nine to conclude the day. Nemecz is a former Alps Tour Winner and conquered the Gösser Open twice before in his career. He now currently plays on the DP World Tour. After his 6 under-par, 66 Nemecz commented: “I’m obviously very pleased with the first two days, the Gösser Open is a very special tournament for me and for all Austrian players. I’ve been able to win here twice already, and it’s been great to come back and play this tournament.” When asked about the past, he added: “I spent a lot of time playing on the Alps Tour, and I know the level is really good. Every young player needs to go through the Alps Tour to reach the Challenge Tour and the DP World Tour so it’s always nice to see the young upcoming players compete. Luckily so far, I’ve been playing really well, and it will be fun tomorrow. I’m really looking forward to it, I will need to certainly play my best. There are a lot of talented young golfers on the Alps Tour so it will be a good fight.” Nemecz added that he found the “course conditions to be very tough this year. We’ve had a lot of rain yesterday and overnight. In all the years I’ve played, I’ve never had the ball fly so short like it did this morning, and that made it very challenging.” 

Spain’s Asier Aguirre Izcue, 24, was tied for 10th place after yesterday’s opening round, shot a 7 under-par, 65 in today’s round, and is the clubhouse leader alongside Nemecz with a two-day total of 11 under-par. He made 7 birdies and 1 bogey during today’s round 2. After his round 2, Aguirre Izcue was very happy: “it was a good round today, 7 under-par being very solid tee to green. I hit some great shots and holed some important putts. The conditions were tough today, at the beginning of the round especially. The greens are rolling really good I must say. Tomorrow, ­I hope to keep playing the same way I did today and be focused on my own game. Hopefully, that will put me in contention for the win.” 

Spain’s Asier Aguirre Izcue is the second clubhouse leader as play is suspended at the 2024 Gösser Open. Photo Credits: GEPA-pictures / Gösser Open

Italian amateur, Marco Florioli, 19, concludes his 2nd round of the Gösser Open with a two-day total of 9 under-par. He shot a 4 under-par, 68 with 5 birdies and 1 bogey. His best finish so far this season was a tie for 18th place at the 2024 Red Sea Little Venice Open, and he’s looking forward to trying to earn another good finish this week. 

Austria’s Maximilian Steinlechner, 24, who was in a 7-way tie for 3rd place after round 1 of the 2024 Gösser Open is now 2 strokes off the current clubhouse lead as he shots a 2nd round of 4 under-par, 68 for a two-day total of 9 under-par. He made 2 bogeys and 6 birdies during the day. Steinlechner mainly plays on the Challenge Tour, but nonetheless, he was very excited to be able to compete this week in his home country in a tournament that is always very special to Austrian players. After his round, he commented on how: “Today was a little different than yesterday. We didn’t have rain, but we had on-and-off wind, which was very difficult to judge due to the surrounding area with the trees and hills. It was swirling in the trees which made it much more difficult to judge it correct it. I navigated the course well today and kept it together nicely. I made 2 dumb mistakes, which ended up in bogeys, but all in all, I’m very happy.”

Alongside Florioli and Steinlechner with a two-day total of 9 under-par there is: Italy’s Enrico Di Nitto and England’s Harry Ellis. Italy’s Davide Buchi is currently at 9 under-par but was still on the course when play was suspended. He will conclude his 2nd round tomorrow morning.

Austrian amateur Fabian Lang, concludes his 2nd round of the 2024 Gösser Open with a two-day total of 8 under-par and finds himself 3 shots off the current clubhouse lead.

Spain’s Eduard Rousaud, 24, currently 10th in the Order of Merit standings, concludes his 2nd round of the 2024 Gösser Open with a two-day total of 8 under-par and is 3 shots off the clubhouse lead as he shot a 2nd round of 6 under-par, 66. He has been playing well since the beginning of the season and is “looking to capture a trophy, hopefully in the upcoming events. I’ve worked really hard over the last 3 years, and the work is finally starting to pay off. I’m feeling better over the ball also that’s for sure.” Roussaud also added that today, he was: “really focused, much more than yesterday. I could tell I started getting uncomfortable when it was pouring rain because, for a moment, we had some very heavy rain today. I think we got a little luckier than yesterday as yesterday we had rain for the whole day but today it was just for a moment.”

The 2023 Alps Tour Grand Final presented by Auralis winner, Augustin Holé, 26, from France was tied for 3rd place after yesterday’s 1st round, finds himself in 3 shots off the clubhouse lead with a two-day total of 8 under-par. He shot a 3 under-par, 69 in today’s round with a quadruple bogey on his 1st hole of the day, the 10th of the golf course and then he went on to make 7 birdies on the remaining 17 holes to conclude the round. After his fabulous end to his round with three birdies in a row in the last three holes, Holé commented: “I had an awful start today, I measure a bad yardage and hit it twice over the green, out of bounds but told myself not try and get it back. I know my game is good enough to make a lot of birdies and I was able to do that. To make 7 birdies on the last 17 holes I’m proud to tell myself I did a pretty good job out there.”

Alongside Lang (am)Rousaud, and Holé, with a two-day total of 8 under par, are France’s Paul Margolis and England’s Harry Goddard.

The highlight of the day belongs to Thomas Austin from Austria who made a hole-in-one on hole 15 from 158 meters with a 6 iron.

The players are competing for an overall prize fund of €40,000 and 45,000 points. The winner of the 32nd edition of the Gösser Open will earn €5,800 and 6,525 Order of Merit points.

Tournament Promoter

Murhof Gruppe promotes the sixth event of the 2024 season. The Murhof Gruppe owns more than 25 golf courses throughout Austria, including this week’s venue.

This week’s main sponsor is Gösser Beer. The main tournament partners are: Steiermark Tourismus and Region Graz. The Pro-Am Partners are: GösserSteiermärkische Sparkasse and Antenne Steiermark. The Federations that support the event are: Österreichischer Golfverband – ÖGV and Steirischer Golfverband (StGV) and the media partners are: Kleine Zeitung and GEPA Pictures.

For more information, visit the official Alps Tour website, www.alpstourgolf.com, and follow the official Alps Toursocial media handles on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
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16th May 2024 | Alps Tour Golf

Paul Margolis and Andrea Romano are co-leading after round 1 of the 2024 Gösser Open.

Maria Lankowitz, May 16th 2024- After the first round of the 2024 Gösser Open, we have a very tight leaderboard. France’s Paul Margolis and Italy’s Andrea Romano are co-leading at 6 under-par. There is a 7-way tie for 3rd place at 5 under-par.
The first round of the 32nd edition of the Gösser Open, which is being held at its regular host, Golf Club Erzherzog Johann in Maria Lankowitz, Austria began this morning from Holes 1 and 10 at 7:30 am local time. Players had to face some tough weather conditions today as they battled under consistent rain showers, low clouds, and a temperature around 13° Celsius.The Gösser Open is the oldest and one of the most important tournaments on the Alps Tour schedule. This year we are celebrating the 32nd edition of the tournament.

The event began in 1993 at Steiermärkischer Golf Club Murhof and in 2000 it moved to Golf Club Erzherzog Johann, which became its permanent host. Just a year later in 2001, when the Alps Tour was founded, the Gösser Open became part of the Alps Tour schedule, and has been a regular event since.

Round 1 Player Quotes

Paul Margolis, 24, from France, who has won on the Alps Tour as an amateur in 2021, co-leads after the 1st round of the 2024 Gösser Open with a bogey-free round of 6 under-par, 66. He turned professional at the end of 2021 and has earned various top-10 finishes since. Margolis began his day on the hole 10 where he went on to make a birdie, he then made another birdie on the 12th, 13th and 16th hole before making the turn and adding another birdie on the 1st and 7th hole to conclude the round. After his round, Margolis commented on how, “I played really good golf today. I was really good off the tee, I think I hit every fairway so that made it a lot easier. My putting was also very good. The greens are in perfect condition.” The weather forecast wasn’t promising for today’s round and Margolis added that he found, “the conditions to be good, I was expecting harder weather conditions than what we had. The course is holding it nice. When I woke this morning and saw the rain, I was expecting we were only going to play 9 holes, but it was actually fine.” Looking ahead to the remaining two rounds, he plans on, “I’m going to rest now, hit a few putts and some shots, but most importantly, rest. I know it’s going to be a long day tomorrow; they are forecasting some heavy rain tonight, so we might have a delay tomorrow, but we will see. I think rest will be crucial to find myself in position on Saturday.” 

Italy’s Andrea Romano, 23, finds himself in the lead alongside Margolis after round 1 of the 2024 Gösser Open. During today’s opening round, he shot a bogey-free round of 6 under-par, 66 with 1 birdie on the front nine and 5 birdies on the back nine. He has earned numerous top-10 finishes since he began playing on the Alps Tour but is now looking to break through and earn his first win. After his round, Romano was extremely satisfied with the day, “6 under-par with no bogey makes me very happy. My game is very solid, and today, my putting was very strong. I started on the front nine where I made a lot of pars and only 1 birdie. However, on the back nine, I made 4 birdies in a row, and then on the 16th hole I made an important putt to get to -6. Then, on the 17th and 18th hole, I made some nice recovery shots for par that makes me pleased. This score puts me in a good position for the rest of the tournament.” 

Italy’s Andrea Romano co-leader after Round 1 of the 2024 Gösser Open. Photo Credits: Alps Tour Golf / Federico Capretti

Italian amateur, Marco Florioli, 19, is in a 7-way tie for 3rd place at the conclusion of the 1st round of the 2024 Gösser Open alongside: Maximilian SteinlechnerEnrico Di NittoDavide Buchi, Xavier Poncelet, Lukas Nemecz and Augustin Holé. He shot a 5 under-par, 67 round today making 3 birdies on the front nine holes and then made 1 bogey and 3 birdies on the back nine. His best finish so far this season was a tie for 18th place at the 2024 Red Sea Little Venice Open. Once his completed his day, Florioli explained how today, “my game was very sharp today, I could have holed a few more putts than what I did but I found the greens to be quite tough as there is a lot of grain on them. I will try to make a few more putts during tomorrow’s round. I will use the same strategy and we will see how it goes.”

Austria’s Maximilian Steinlechner, 24, is the 2nd place in the 7-way tie for 3rd place with a bogey-free, 5 under-par, 67 after round 1 of the 2024 Gösser Open. In today’s opening round, he began his day with 3 birdies in a row that included a chip-in on the 2nd hole. He went on to make 2 more birdies on the front nine before having all pars on the back nine to conclude the day. Steinlechner mainly plays on the Challenge Tour, but nonetheless, he was very excited to be able to compete this week in his home country, “it’s always important to play tournaments, it doesn’t matter where you play, but tournaments are tournaments, and you always want to do well in any event you play in. So far this year, I’ve played 3 Challenge Tour events, 2 Pro Golf Tours, and this week here on the Alps Tour.” After his opening round, he commented on how: “It was for sure a good start to the tournament here. I played really well on the front nine, but I must say I had a little bit of luck. I chipped in on the 2nd hole, and then I hit the pin on 10. It was a mix of solid play and some luck on my side that’s for sure, but I’m very happy.” When asked about playing in his home country, he added, “it’s always nice playing at home, I’ve played this event twice as an amateur and you know you see familiar faces and you are familiar with the courses.”  With today’s weather conditions, he found that: “it was chillier, and the ball definitely didn’t fly as far. The course is also wet, so you must judge the reaction on the greens.” 

Alongside Florioli (am) and Steinlechner, who shot a first-round score of 5 under par, 67, are Italy’s Enrico Di Nittoand Davide Buchi, France’s Xavier Poncelet and Augustin Holé, and Lukas Nemecz from Austria.

The competitors this week are battling it out for an overall prize fund of €40,000 and 45,000 points. The winner of the 32nd edition of the Gösser Open, will earn €5,800 and 6,525 Order of Merit points. Once Round 2 is completed, a cut will be made to the top 40 players and ties.

Tournament Promoter

Murhof Gruppe promotes the sixth event of the 2024 season. The Murhof Gruppe owns more than 25 golf courses throughout Austria, including this week’s venue.

This week’s main sponsor is Gösser Beer. The main tournament partners are: Steiermark Tourismus and Region Graz. The Pro-Am Partners are: GösserSteiermärkische Sparkasse and Antenne Steiermark. The Federations that support the event are: Österreichischer Golfverband – ÖGV and Steirischer Golfverband (StGV) and the media partners are: Kleine Zeitung and GEPA Pictures.

For more information, visit the official Alps Tour website, www.alpstourgolf.com, and follow the official Alps Tour social media handles on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
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13th May 2024 | Alps Tour Golf

The Alps Tour heads to Austria for the 32nd edition of the Gösser Open.

Maria Lankowitz, May 13th 2024- The Alps Tour season continues as we head to Austria to compete in the 32nd edition of the 2024 Gösser Open. The tournament will be played at Golf Club Erzherzog Johann in Maria Lankowitz from Thursday 16th May until Saturday 18th May.

The 2024 Austrian International Par 3 Championships will take place on May 14th at GC Graz-Andritz St. Gotthard, owned by the Murhof Gruppe, this week’s promoter. Some of the professionals participating will then compete for the Gösser Open title.

On Wednesday 15th May with a shotgun start, the traditional Gösser Open best ball net and gross Pro-Am will take place with approximately 32 teams competing.

The Gösser Open is one of the most important tournaments of the Alps Tour season. It is also the oldest tournament on the Alps Tour schedule and the most traditional professional golf tournament played in Austria.

The event began in 1993 at Steiermärkischer Golf Club Murhof and in 2000 it moved to Golf Club Erzherzog Johann, which became its permanent host course. Just a year later in 2001 when the Alps Tour was founded, the Gösser Open became part of the Alps Tour schedule, and has been a regular event since then.

The Field

Four of this season’s past winners will headline the strong field of 144 players at the 2024 Gösser OpenAymeric Laussot– winner of the 2024 Ein Bay OpenEdoardo R. Lipparelli– winner of the 2024 New Giza Open, Gianmaria Rean Trinchero- winner of the 2024 Tunisian Golf Open and Mattia Comotti– winner of the 2024 Memorial Giorgio Bordoni presented by AON.

This week, all the players currently in the top 10 of the actual Alps Tour Order of Merit will be competing in the field except for Spain’s Jose Antonio Sintes Navarro (am), who is currently in 7th place. The current top 3 places are held by leader Edoardo R Lipparelli, the winner of the season opener Aymeric Laussot in second place and Benjamin Kedochim who rounds out the top 3 spots.

The Gösser Open title was captured by notable players over the years that include England’s Matt Wallace in 2016. Inevitably several Austrian players have triumphed over the years some of which multiple times: Lukas NemecsGordon Manson and Markus Brier.

Lukas Nemecz will be in the field this week alongside Austrian Challenge Tour Players: Timon Baltl who won the title in 2019, Maximilian Steinlechner and Niklas Regner. Baltl was able to earn his Challenge Tour card in 2020 thanks to the results he achieved in 2019 on the Alps Tour.

This week, 144 players from 16 different nationalities will compete for the title. The players will be playing for a prize fund of €40,000 and 45,000 points. The winner of the 32nd edition of the Gösser Open will earn €5,800 and 6,525 Order of Merit points.

The format of the tournament is a 54 holes stroke play, where a cut will be made after 36 holes. The top 40 players and ties will compete during the final round scheduled for May 18th 2024.

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The Course

Golf Club Erzherzog Johann in Maria Lankowitz is a 5967-meter par 72 course designed by DI Herwig Zisser and inaugurated in 1992. It is located about 40km from the city of Graz on the edge of a natural reserve in the Western Styria area. The course was built as part of a revitalization project since the area underneath it was previously a coal mine.

Golf Club Erzherzog Johann in Maria Lankowitz has some picturesque views, including rolling hills, lakes, and forests, which appease the eye. Nonetheless, the course’s layout creates numerous challenges for the players that require accuracy and precision.

The current tournament course record is held by Lukas Lipold in his 2nd round of the 2022 Gösser OpenThomas Feyrsinger in his 2nd round of the 2005 Gösser Open and Claude Grenier in his 1st round of the 2011 Gösser Open, all with a score of 63.

Tournament Promoter

Murhof Gruppe promotes the sixth event of the 2024 season. The Murhof Gruppe owns more than 25 golf courses throughout Austria, including this week’s venue.

This week’s main sponsor is Gösser Beer. The main tournament partners are: Steiermark Tourismus and Region Graz. The Pro-Am Partners are: GösserSteiermärkische Sparkasse and Antenne Steiermark. The Federations that support the event are: Österreichischer Golfverband – ÖGV and Steirischer Golfverband (StGV) and the media partners are: Kleine Zeitung and GEPA Pictures.

For more information, visit the official Alps Tour website, www.alpstourgolf.com, and follow the official Alps Toursocial media handles on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.#2024AlpsTourSeason
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